Hailing from a small village Dhanori Mafi in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, Manvi always dreamt of making an impact beyond just her village.
Today, after spending 7 years at VidyaGyan, she has found her way towards fulfilling her dreams.
This is Manvi’s story in her own words: http://bit.ly/ManviVidyaGyanStory
In rural India, where education faces acute shortage of resources and lacks any environment conducive for learning, digital technology-driven learning is aiding teachers introduce new teaching methods, build curiosity in children and encouraging them to question and think.
Our latest newsletter talks about our efforts to enhance learning in rural schools. Read here: http://bit.ly/1RbhA1m
Reconnecting with art through philanthropy
“What art does is to coax us away from the mechanical and towards the miraculous.” — Jeanette Winterson
One of the earliest behaviors we develop as kids is the art of doodling on blank sheets of paper. We are naturally drawn to this medium — to express ourselves, to create something out of nothing, to share our experiences and imagination. Art is a human force within us, always waiting for an outlet. In that sense, we are all artists. Yet, the concept of getting engaged with art has become so mixed up and straight-jacketed with…
Philanthropy: The real meaning
First Published: Bloomberg TV
Date: November 2, 2015
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation talks to Bloomberg about how corrective and creative philanthropy differ in implementation as well as impact. She speaks about how Shiv Nadar Foundation is working with Government as well as international stakeholders to attract partners, build the right synergies and cross-integrate for knowledge and talent sharing, to provide its institutions and initiatives the right scale to be able to create a long term sustainable impact.
Originally published at www.shivnadarfoundation.org.
A bridge across the rural-urban divide — Nurturing young leaders from rural India
We live in an India with a very clear divide — the urban with its multitudes streaming in to reap opportunities of a better livelihood and quality of living; and the rural, which continues to struggle with the basics. The same holds true in the sphere of education. While we have institutes of repute for our urban children to inculcate leadership and winning habits, such initiatives are far and few in the rural space. Many interventions in this area are yet to move ahead from the mean…
How Shiv Nadar Foundation is making its #ImpactOnSociety
Deep inside Greater Noida, amidst farms and beyond a railway crossing, a site earmarked for a golf course, and bundles of haystacks, the road criss-crosses through villages before opening up to the most modern piece of infrastructure as far as eyes can see. This is the Shiv Nadar University, founded five years ago.
Last fortnight, the university held its first convocation — 295 graduates in the first batch, part of the 2,000 odd students enrolled in various inter-disciplinary courses from humanities, sciences, entrepreneurship and engineering. Many graduates are going for higher education…
Mr.Shiv Nadar: Holding fort and passing the baton
I was in my late 40s when HCL joined hands with Hewlett-Packard and all the founders came into some significant money from the stake sale. Like every entrepreneur who would be focused on growing the business, I too was looking to plough back the money into HCL.
At the end of a hard day at work, I was having this conversation with my mother and wife, where I was sharing my future plans with them. …